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Obsolote Floppy Disk Becomes Equally Obsolete CD-R Disc

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Written by Paul Strauss | January 14, 2009

Feeling retro? If you’ve got a hankering to cram an old 3.5″ floppy disk into your computer, but it has no floppy drive, now you can live out your floppy fantasies by stuffing one into your almost as outdated CD-R drive.

floppy disk cdr 3.5-inch disk optical rewriteable

These CD-R discs may be square, but they’ll work in a standard CD or DVD drive despite their non-round shape. Of course, cutting corners on the discs means that they don’t store as much as a standard CD-R. These ones only hold 200MB, but that’s still over than 138 times more than an original 3.5″ floppy.

floppy disk cdr 3.5-inch disk optical rewriteable

At $10 (USD) a disc, these novelties aren’t cheap, but they’ll definitely draw stares the next time you jam one into your DVD drive. To save a little, you can buy a 4-pack for $28. you can find them over at the designboom shop.

Sure, I suppose rewriteable optical drives are still standard with all PCs these days, but solid state storage is where it’s at. Me, I really want a USB flash drive that looks like an 8″ floppy – or maybe a punchcard.